Beat the Borders, Walk like a Somali! Invitation for a Public Conspiracy
Young Somali refugees who are forced to survive in the streets in Holland have taken the lead in organizing demonstrations and camps to demand their basic human rights. The Dutch right wing government's drive to harrass undocumented mighrants out of the country leads to thousands of humans from Somalia, Iran, Afghanistan, Guinee and other countries having to live on the street. There is no shelter for them in official centers and the charity shelters that existed before are at best full or had to close for lack of money. For the first time in Dutch history a powerful and proud group of illegalized refugees has taken destiny in its own hands, demanding a chance to live. On Friday 20th of January Dutch activists join hands with the Somali activists for a âPublic Conspiratorial Meetingâ on how to make a change in Dutch migration politics.
Together we walk tall!
Date: January 20th 2012 Venue: OT301, address Overtoom 301, 1054HW Amsterdam Open from 4 p.m. Till after Midnight Public Debate starts at 8.30 p.m.
Live on Webradio Patapoe and M2M Radio
Program and Info at: http://www.vrijheidvanbeweging.nl/beattheborders
Entrance is free for the undocumented Donations at the door Bankaccount: 39.02.71.918 St. M2M, Amsterdam ref: Walk like a Somali
"Mogadishu is one of the world's most dangerous places," said Leslie Lefkow, senior Horn of Africa researcher at Human Rights Watch. "Returning people there is not just risky; it's a potential death sentence. The Dutch authorities should quickly reconsider this plan, which is at odds with their obligation to protect those